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Assembly Committee Continues California’s Lead in Cannabis Industry with Hemp

Sacramento, CA – Today, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council applauded the Assembly Business and Professions Committee for passing AB 2223 (Aguiar-Curry), which will facilitate the integration of hemp into the cannabis supply chain in California by regulating hemp cannabinoids in food, beverages, cosmetics, and dietary supplements. Additionally, AB 2223 will strengthen enforcement measures in AB 45 (Aguiar-Curry, 2021). The following statement may be attributed to Matt Bell, Secretary-Treasurer, UFCW Local 324.

“UFCW’s members are on the front lines of California’s cannabis industry as budtenders, delivery drivers and more, and they see daily how unregulated, high-potency intoxicating hemp products flood the California market, causing public health concerns and undermining the regulated cannabis industry. UFCW has led the cannabis industry in worker protections and was a proud supporter of Proposition 64 because the measure provided critical protections for consumers. We believe this bill will build on those protections and applaud the Assembly Business and Professions Committee for passing this legislation.”

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April 9, 2024

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